Firefighters respond to brush fire near Interstate 5

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Firefighters responded to a brush fire near Interstate 5, north of Castaic, Wednesday afternoon.

The blaze was reported near the  southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the Whitaker Brake Check area just before noon, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Franklin Lopez.

Units arriving on the scene found a quarter-acre fire burning in light to medium fuels, Lopez said.

“It’s creeping towards the freeway, but no structures are threatened,” Lopez added.

Firefighters were able to quickly get a handle on the fire, keeping it at a quarter-acre as they worked to mop up any hot spots.

A SigAlert was issued for the No. 3 and 4 lanes on the southbound side of I-5, north of the fire, for at least 45 minutes due to the fire, per California Highway Patrol officials.

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